It's official: squash leaves tennis, cycling, running and rowing for dead when it comes to burning calories. And you never have to worry about the weather. To top it off, we have some of the best squash courts in all of Auckland.
The first thing to do is show up at Club Night (each Thursday from 6.30pm) for some social squash with other Club members. A grading can be arranged from our Squash VP Bryce Redman if you want to compete in interlcub or tournaments. Contact Bryce at squashVP@hernebayrackets.co.nz.
Once you've got a grading you're ready to play interclub, the home and away team's event played one night a week. Home teams always put on the after-match spread, so although it's competitive, interclub's fairly social too.
Sure, as long as you play them outside peak hours (4pm - 8pm) and remember to pay the visitor's fee of $20 . After 3 visits you should probably start dropping a few hints about becoming a member too.
Fill in one of the visitor's fee envelopes outside the club office, stick in $20 for every 45 mins played, then leave it at the bar or slip it under the door of the Club office. Payment can be made by EFTPOS at the bar when open.
You should be able to find a spare court most of the time. But the courts do get booked for tournaments, interclub and juniors. So check the notice board at the club as well as the calendar of events . Better still make a booking on the court booking system.
The squash lights are operated on a panel to the right of the Pro Shop. You'll need two members' swipe cards to turn them on during peak hours (4pm - 8pm). Off-peak, you only need one member's swipe card plus the swipe card on the chain to the left.
As with most sports, squash can be damn frustrating if you're constantly making unforced errors. Grab a few tips on technique, ring craft and more from our resident professionals, and chances are you'll enjoy your squash a whole lot more. Details below.
Our coach Jarrod van Driel has many programmes and opportunities on offer for all ages and levels of squash players. This includes programmes such as Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Squads, Academy Programme, Individual Coaching Programmes, and many more.
The Double Dot Squash programme follows an individualised approach. There is no single style or instruction manual for coaching which can be repeated for every player. Every player is an individual with their own style, strengths, weaknesses, and ways of communicating and learning. Double Dot Squash works closely with their players to understand them as individuals and how they work. They can then adapt and provide them coaching in a way which best fits them and an individualised approach towards achieving their goals and success. They listen, motivate, and push our players to be ambitious and enjoy every time they step on the court.
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For details on the various packages available click here.
This is a great starting point for both new and experienced players to ensure you can be confident of the rules.
All players competing in competitive play such as interclub and tournaments are expected to have completed and passed the exam.
The exam consists of 50 multi-choice questions and can be fully completed online through the Squash NZ website. The Club Referee qualification is valid for two years from the time of completion. Both players and non-players are able to complete the exam.
Link to online Club Referee Exam - Click here
List of current qualified Club Referees - Click here
A great video library to help you with your refereeing - Click here
All court bookings are now displayed in our Online Squash Court Booking system. Please click on the link on the right hand side of this page to go to the bookings site.